other cards that sought to bring attention to the needs of war orphans during and after World War I.
This card points out that it is the powerful who wage war, but that the resulting misery and suffering affect the humble people in their homes. How many men die as heroes defending the flag and leave behind crying wives, mothers, and sisters? And then the little ones who suffer from hunger, to them I reach out my hand.
The text on the card is signed by Elsa Ghislaine in Brussels and dated 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1917.
Gabriella sent this card to her family in January, 1922 with the following message:
To celebrate the New Year, we send you our best wishes and greetings from us all.
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